Commencement and Investiture 2023

Investiture News

Investiture Ceremony and Reception Photos

Watch the Investiture Ceremony Video

Hannah T. Croasdale Award Recipient
Hanqing Guo, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Guarini School Teaching Award Recipient
Georganna Benedetto, Chemistry

MALS Byam Shaw-Brownstone Thesis Award Recipients
Maria Iriondo for her creative writing thesis and Taqdees Mahmood for her general liberal studies thesis.

Class Marshals
For the 2023 Investiture ceremony, we are delighted to recognize D. Timothy Poisson, MALS, Debbie Sulca, MS, and Sarah Steimel, PhD, as Investiture Marshals.

Student Speakers
Kamran Tariq, PhD, Molecular and Systems Biology, will be speaking on behalf of graduating doctoral students.
Xiaohu Ma, MALS, will be speaking on behalf of graduating masters students.

Investiture 2023

2023 Graduates (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023) will receive an Invitation to RSVP for Investiture and/or Commencement via email in mid to late March 2023. If you have questions or do not receive an invitation, please e-mail Amy Gallagher.

The Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth will host an Investiture Ceremony for its graduating Master's and PhD students on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Thayer, TDI and MHCDS have separate ceremonies for their graduates.

The ceremony will take place at 4:00pm on the College Green
(Severe Weather Location: Leede Arena)

Reception to follow at 5:30pm on the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center Lawn under a tent.

  • If you ordered your regalia to be "shipped to school", it will be available for pick up beginning June 8 at the Paganucci Lounge in 53 Commons through Saturday June 10.  Hours are 9 am – 4 pm. You will receive directions on how to hold your hood and hand it to the person who is hooding you. If you miss this, be sure to ask someone to show you before Investiture begins.
  • The best parking will be Dewey Lot and Maynard Lot. If you have guests with limited mobility – they can be dropped off by car at the Green so they do not have to walk. There will not be a shuttle running on Saturday.
  • Line up for Investiture starts at 3:15pm on Saturday afternoon in front of Dartmouth Hall. PLEASE make sure you have your GOWN, HOOD, HAT AND TASSEL with you! We do not have extras!
  • You will be given a name card with a specific line-up order for hooding and photography  – please stay in that order!
  • Amy Gallagher will email all Spring graduates about how to obtain their diploma.
  • Those of you how are also attending Commencement will receive Sunday's instructions via email -- please keep an eye on your inboxes!

Academic Regalia

Caps and gowns are worn with appropriate attire during the Investiture ceremony on Saturday and during the Commencement ceremony on Sunday.


The cost for Masters regalia is $49.50. Masters regalia can be shipped to Dartmouth or shipped to you.

The last day to order masters regalia to be picked up at Dartmouth is May 3, 2023. There is no shipping or handling fee for regalia shipped to Dartmouth. Masters regalia can be picked up between Thursday, June 8 and Saturday, June 10, 2023 (9am-4pm) in the Paganucci Lounge at 53 Commons.

The last day to order masters regalia to be shipped to you is May 19, 2023. There is a $15.95 shipping and handling charge for domestic shipping. You can ship your regalia internationally for $60.00. Please note that international shipping times vary and that ordering for international shipping less than a month before commencement does not guarantee you will receive your regalia in time for commencement.

You may return your unopened maters regalia to Oak Hall within 30 days and they will gladly refund you the purchase price less shipping. All returned items must be unopened and in their original packaging. Pease click here to order your academic regalia.


The Doctoral regalia rental package is $100.50 (Tam $35.50, Hood $23.00 and Gown $42.00). Custom fine quality doctoral regalia can be purchased for $868.00 (Tam $134.00, Hood $164.00 and Gown $570.00). You may combine rental and purchase of individual pieces of regalia just be sure to order all three pieces.

Rental regalia can only be shipped to Dartmouth. The last day to rent doctoral regalia is May 3, 2023. There is no shipping or handling fee for regalia rentals. Doctoral regalia rentals can be picked up between Thursday, June 8 and Saturday, June 10, 2023 (9am-4pm) in the Paganucci Lounge at 53 Commons. Doctoral regalia rentals need to be returned to the Guarini School office (1st floor of Anonymous Hall) on Saturday, June 10 - 6:30pm-7:30pm or Sunday, June 11 - 12pm-2pm.

The last day to order custom fine quality doctoral regalia is April 5, 2023. Your fine-quality, custom Ph.D. regalia will be shipped to a domestic U.S. address for a $19.95 shipping and handling charge. You can ship your regalia internationally for a $60.00 shipping and handling charge. Pease click here to order your academic regalia.


Dartmouth faculty who wish to march in the Guarini School Investiture may rent regalia through Conferences and Events by completing registration through their website. Please note, faculty must provide a chartstring in order to complete a rental order. Rented regalia will need to be returned to Conferences and Events.

If you have questions, please e-mail Amy Gallagher.


Friday, June 9 at 12:45 p.m.                          
Rehearsal for Guarini School Graduate Investiture Ceremony

If you are attending the Guarini Graduate School Investiture Ceremony, please plan to attend a rehearsal on the College Green. We will provide details for the Saturday ceremony, walk you through the hooding process and answer any questions.

Please try to be on the sidewalks in front of Wentworth Hall at 12:45 pm to begin the rehearsal.

This rehearsal is not required, but is highly recommended.